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  • EEU_flags
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    EEU cuts import duties but trade within bloc is in dispute

    2018-09-05T12:04:45Z

    The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) has officially cut duties on finished vehicles being imported into the bloc from 20% to 17%. The rule took effect from September 1 this year, while a further reduction to 15% is proposed to take place at the same time in 2019. The EEU comprises ...

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    Vehicle imports to Russia increase in the first quarter

    2018-05-29T09:26:13Z

    Russia imported almost 67,000 finished vehicles during the first quarter 2018, up by just under 50% compared to the same period last year, according to a statement from the country’s Federal Customs Service. Imports over the period were equal to $1.65 billion. It is the first time in a decade ...

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    Sollers plans to relaunch assembly of SsangYong vehicles in Russia

    2017-09-26T12:06:27Z

    Speaking in a recent press conference, Vadim Shvetsov, the CEO of Sollers revealed that the Russian company plans to relaunch assembly of SsangYong finished vehicles at its plant near Vladivostok from next year. He added, however, that this is being considered under a “the best scenario” as demand for SsangYong ...

  • Russia Rail
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    Russia: Ready for a recovery?

    2017-06-28T11:44:08Z

    Vehicle sales in Russia have shown modest rises in recent months, raising hopes that this year will finally return to growth and kick off a longer-term recovery. Following several months of increases , sales of new light vehicles in the first five months of the year had risen by 5.1% ...

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    Scania shipping trucks to Russia with UECC

    2017-06-26T15:00:13Z

    Truck maker Scania has signed a contract with European short-sea ro-ro operator UECC for the movement of its finished trucks from Belgium to Russia. Twenty trucks, made at Scania’s plant in Zwolle in the Netherlands, were loaded at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge earlier this month for onward shipment to ...

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    Suzuki debunks reports of assembly plans in Russia

    2017-06-21T15:02:53Z

    [UPDATE 29th June] Japanese carmaker Suzuki has refuted claims in the Russian press that it is planning to build an assembly plant in Russia. The reports followed a speech given by Alexey Vorobyev, the governor of the Moscow administrative region, at the St Petersburg Economic Forum in early June ...

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    Renault steps up exports of vehicles and components from Russia

    2017-04-18T19:04:27Z

    Renault is looking to conduct its first exports of Russian-made vehicles to six Gulf countries this year, Andrey Pankov, director general of Renault Russia, has revealed. Speaking at a press conference in early April, Pankov said the company was continuously seeking to develop exports of both finished vehicles and components ...

  • Lada
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    Further signs of nascent recovery in Russian car market

    2017-04-12T17:46:03Z

    After the first month of year-on-year growth in two years last November, Russian car sales recorded a positive first quarter in 2017 – a further sign that the market may have turned a corner. According to the Association of European Businesses (AEB), sales in March grew by 9.4% from a ...

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    Groupe PSA to consider restarting Opel assembly in Russia

    2017-04-06T17:04:53Z

    Groupe PSA CEO Carlos Tavares has suggested the firm’s acquisition of GM’s European division could bring about a return of the Opel brand to the Russian market. The French carmaker announced the $2.3 billion deal to acquire GM’s European division , which includes Opel and Vauxhall, last month. GM pulled ...

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    In these uncertain days, supply chain reaction times are critical

    2017-04-05T16:52:01Z

    Given current political and economic uncertainties, there may be many twists and turns in the track ahead... making it all the more important that supply chains can plan and react with real efficiency Strip the global outlook to pure numbers, and the story for the automotive industry is quite positive. ...

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    Changes at the top for Renault-Nissan Alliance supply chain

    2017-03-31T22:24:25Z

    Frans Kroon (pictured) has been promoted to deputy alliance global director of strategy and planning for global alliance supply chain management at Renault Nissan, moving from his position as vice-president of Alliance Logistics Europe. Marc Dardanelli has succeeded Kroon in the logistics function. Kroon’s position is a renewed role across ...

  • Van osta
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    Van Osta takes on Russia role at JCB

    2017-03-21T17:08:40Z

    Joannes Van Osta is now based in Moscow as general manager of operations for JCB in Russia. JCB is a privately owned manufacturer of construction machinery, headquartered in the UK. It has a global presence and manufacturing facilities on four continents. Van Osta is a transport, logistics and supply chain ...

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    Avtovaz mulls supplies to China after first exports from Kazakhstan

    2017-03-20T16:59:57Z

    Russian OEM Avtovaz is understood to be considering ways in which to expand the supply of its vehicles to China, after Kazakhstan’s Asia Avto began regular exports of Lada 4x4s to the country recently from its plant in Ust-Kamenogorsk, in the East Kazakhstan region. It is the first time any ...

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    Russia considers changes in policy to boost vehicle exports

    2017-03-20T16:12:43Z

    Russia’s government is considering amending its industrial assembly agreement with OEMs in a bid to boost exports, it has been revealed. Speaking in early March, Maxim Oreshkin, Russia’s Minister of Economic Development, said that although many finished vehicles were already exported, including to Western Europe, the government had now reached ...

  • Daimler plant neues Pkw-Werk für Mercedes-Benz in Russland
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    Daimler to start production at first Russian plant in 2019

    2017-02-22T13:58:12Z

    Having received preliminary approval for its first Russian production facility last year, Daimler has confirmed an investment of more than €250m ($263m) to begin manufacturing Mercedes-Benz cars in the country from 2019. Located at the Esipovo Industrial Park, about 40km northwest of Moscow, the flexible production facility will be capable ...

  • GM-Uzbekistan
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    Growing exports lead GM-Uzbekistan to consider plant in Russia

    2017-02-14T15:05:58Z

    Uzbekistan managed to significantly expand its vehicle exports last year, the country’s Ministry of Economy has confirmed, with deliveries to Middle East and Africa markets including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Ghana, Senegal, Somalia and Nigeria. The growth in exports was wholly accounted for by GM-Uzbekistan, the ...

  • EraGlonass
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    New Russian import rules lead to cars being stopped at customs

    2017-01-31T10:24:00Z

    Several car shipments have been blocked on their way into Russia by its Federal Customs Service because they are not equipped with the Era-Glonass accident emergency response system. According to Yuri Ladygin, head of the Customs Service’s Far East Department, amendments to Russia’s customs regulations require all cars imported into ...

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    German investigation into Ford over bribery allegations continues

    2017-01-25T15:12:33Z

    The German authorities have confirmed they are continuing to investigate the role played by Ford in the alleged bribery of Russian officials at the port of St Petersburg between 2010 and 2012 – despite the carmaker’s lawyers issuing a statement recently rejecting all knowledge of the matter. A spokesman for ...

  • Kotka port
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    WWL reveals new route for imports of Haval vehicles into Russia

    2017-01-11T11:46:16Z

    WWL has begun importing Haval vehicles into Russia via the port of Kotka in Finland (pictured). The new route should help cut warehousing costs and be more efficient than importing finished vehicles via St Petersburg, said general director of WWL’s Russian division, Dmitry Vostrikov. “A significant advantage of using the ...

  • SKAD exports alloy wheels to Europe
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    Russian component exports: Shaping up to ship out

    2017-01-04T17:25:24Z

    OEMs and tier suppliers in Russia have plans to support their flagging domestic business with more components exports With vehicle assembly in Russia operating well below capacity, over the past two years carmakers have tried to increase vehicle exports to other regions, including eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin ...